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Jeff Kinney: Diarist of a Wimpy Kid

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Bitten by the teen dream: Being cinema's premier pin-up boy isn't always fun for Robert Pattinson

After enduring more than six years of female hysteria, it's little wonder that Robert Pattinson is a bit jumpy. Meeting with the teen icon in a Beverly Hills hotel room, he's amped up on copious amounts of coke (the soda variety); his body is in constant motion – he runs his fingers through his floppy hair or stretches his arms around the back of his chair.

'Harry Potter' star speaks out over bullying allegations

Emma Watson says she has taken break from studies to concentrate on her acting career

Must watch: the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer

The final installment of the Harry Potter franchise is nearly here. Check out the trailer for the second half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The all-singing, all-dancing, Harry Potter

There was a lovely moment at the post-curtain call "Equity Cares" auction on the night I was in town (NYC, that is) to see Frank Loesser’s treasurable How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

DVD: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (12)

The profitable Potter franchise nears its end with this, the first half of the dark final book.

Paul Vallely: The Bookless Child and the Postcode Lottery

Libraries in the PM's backyard have had a reprieve, but closures elsewhere eliminate young borrowers at random

Bafta award for Harry Potter film series

Harry Potter author JK Rowling will be at this year's Baftas to accept an award on behalf of the films inspired by her books about the teenage wizard.

Brother jailed for attacking Harry Potter star

The brother of a Harry Potter star was jailed for six months today for a "prolonged and nasty" attack in which she was beaten and branded a "slag" for dating a non-Muslim.

The bigger they come, the harder they fall

Hollywood is obsessed with explosive – and expensive – stunts. And those who have to perform them are paying the price

No Potter plagiarism

An american judge has dismissed a case alleging J K Rowling copied ideas for Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire from The Adventures Of Willy The Wizard by the late Adrian Jacobs.

US judge dismisses JK Rowling plagiarism claim

An American judge has dismissed a case alleging that Harry Potter author JK Rowling copied her ideas from another writer.

Harry Potter star 'beaten after meeting non-Muslim man'

A Harry Potter star was beaten, called a "slag" and threatened with death after she met a young man who was not a Muslim, a court heard today.

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